Shining a light on the quantum world

With funding from MISTI, physicists at MIT and in Israel collaborate to improve understanding and use of quantum light.

Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science • mit
July 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Portable system boosts laser precision, at room temperature

“Light squeezer” reduces quantum noise in lasers, could enhance quantum computing and gravitational-wave detection.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
July 7, 2020 ~8 min

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Quantum sensing on a chip

Researchers integrate diamond-based sensing components onto a chip to enable low-cost, high-performance quantum hardware.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 25, 2019 ~8 min

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Exotic physics phenomenon is observed for first time

Observation of the non-Abelian Aharonov-Bohm Effect, predicted decades ago, may offer step toward fault-tolerant quantum computers.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 5, 2019 ~6 min

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Researchers devise new way to make light interact with matter | MIT News

Reducing the wavelength of light could allow it to be absorbed or emitted by a semiconductor, study suggests.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 4, 2018 ~6 min

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AI-based method could speed development of specialized nanoparticles | MIT News

Neural network could expedite complex physics simulations.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 1, 2018 ~7 min

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New exotic phenomena seen in photonic crystals | MIT News

Researchers observe, for the first time, topological effects unique to an “open” system.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2018 ~6 min

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Tiny “motors” are driven by light | MIT News

Researchers demonstrate nanoscale particles that ordinary light sources can set spinning.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 30, 2017 ~6 min

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